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in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut.
% comments. >>> california congressman was debating when things got testy. the rhetoric heated up and sherman got physical. before things escalated into a wrestling match, a police officer stepped in and the debate wrapped up with no injuries. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your "first look" of how wall street is going to close. the dow closed down. the s&p was up a fraction and the nasdaq lost two. overseas trading, in tokyo, the nikkei dipped. in hong kong, hang sang dipped. >>> foreign earnings exposure. advanced microdevices warned global economic weakness is taking a toll on their bottom line. investors shrugged off good and bad news including weekly jobless claims. a few stocks jumped after reports of new owners said they could be bought by soft bank. defense truck maker shot up on news investor carl icahn may buy them. starting next year, walmart is going to offer employees free heart, spine transplant surgeries. the reason? walmart believes paying more to get the job done right the first time saves on complications. >>> the u.s. postal service will raise rates
amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pin the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing right into the train. investigators could not determine why the driver did not stop. >>> four men in mississippi battled a monster and lived to tell the tale. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator. bill says it's huge. that's an understatement. it weighs 697 pounds. well, once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours just to get close enough for the fatal shot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried feuds usually get all the press at the texas state fair, but not on monday. we have a new star, everyone. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of fritos corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chili and then 580 bags of shredded cheese to make the world's largest frito chili pie. thank you for doing that. it weighed over 1,300 pounds. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins who has yo
to minneapolis and atlanta, it looks like from colorado to california, much of the deep south, no problems traveling this weekend. >>> the $35 million andy warhol. girl dumps on guy who happened to go on and win mega millions. your "first look" at the business headlines is straight ahead. >>> and the military wants to beef up its military drones. details just ahead on "first look." you're watching msnbc. oh, she only uses tide vivid detergent plus boost for her whites. now, up until a week ago she used chlorine bleach. yeah, because before it was salt, lemon, milk. well actually... that part's true. check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> welcome back to "first look." here are some of the stories making news this morning. in a case that will almost certainly go to the supreme court, a federal appeals court has ruled the 1996 defense of marriage act that defines a marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutiona
three days in eight states including iowa, colorado and california and an appearance on jay leno tonight. >>> the white house and state department were advised an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack two hours after that assault began. this is information that is according to a report by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that describe the attack as it was still under way. the white house and the state department have not commented yet on these e-mails. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. let's begin with a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. he was pronounced dead at the scene. this is the second fatal attack in two years at surf beach which does not have any shark warning signs posted. officials are investigating to determine what kind of shark was actually involved. >>> now to texas where the fast and furious can get their fix on the nation's speediest roadway. starting today, driving 85 miles per hour on parts of high
california. also unreal. we're not a bird or a plane but a two-foot long shark fell from the sky and flopped on to the 12th tee of a golf course. the leopard shark was plucked from the ocean by a bird and dropped on to san juan hills golf club. they placed the shark in a bucket of water before snapping a photo and returning it to sea. >> they think a bird did that? >>> finally in new york, people will finally be able to visit lady liberty's head starting sunday. it will be open thursday through sunday each week and reservations are required. this sunday may be not the best choice with sandy headed up this way. for a look at your national weather, once again, bill karins with that forecast. >> a lot of people want to know the timing. like when will the destruction happen. friday and saturday are the prep days. sunday it will go downhill. here's the computer. the brighter colors show the extremely heavy rains. that was where the center of the storm would be. as we go throughout monday midnight into tuesday. so late monday, the rain rates will really intensify in the mid-atlantic. this storm ha
is going on in california with $6 a gallon gas breaking out one month before the election. >>> election tipping point. president obama elevates sesame street's big bird to a whole new level. >>> sandusky speaks hours before being sentenced on 46 koucounts school abuse. >>> and curious discovery. the ma are. s rover finds a bright object on the surface but what is it? >> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and much more straight ahead on "first look." >>> well from sesame street to main street, last week's debate has catapulted big bird to the forefront of the presidential campaign. mitt romney said he would cut funding to the public broadcasting service in order to help reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a mena
in california with a parents nightmare at a youth football game. a violent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches. it's unclear what started the may lay. it was stopped before any of the children or adults were injured. thankfully. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five story lot was under construction whether it just fell luke a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews are going to continue searching for the lone unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> and there goes the bride in new jersey. this woman swiped a $5,000 wedding dress in broad daylight. she had a group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> a little chill in the air. people walking into work are like -- >> no complaints here. >> takes a little while for the body to adjust. temperatures are the coldest this morning
. the california governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> here's a scoop for you, the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. it will collect sampling to see if there were ever favorable conditions for microbe yal life. >>> the presidential debate had one of the biggest audiences in history. "the new york times" says the number of people watching on tv and on the internet totalled about 70 million viewers. mitt romney's campaign is releasing three new tv ads today. one says president obama is creating debt instead of jobs. one ad will air only in nevada. another in ohio. >>> a new film about death of osama bin laden will debut on the national geographic channel only two days before the presidential election. that movie is produced by two obama fundraisers. it will air sunday, november 4th. >>> an employee of kitchen-aid sent this tweet from an official company account about president obama's grandmother during the debate which said, quote, obama's gam even knew he was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president." the company has apologized and said it was
a passenger onboard an f-15 jet that raced across california's mojave desert. absolutely amazing. >>> here's your "first look" at some other news going on in america today. in florida, dramatic video of a car plow nothing a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, except for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle "endeavour." we've sped up this video, take a look. it was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was just 12 miles long from the l.a. international airport to this museum where it's going to go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty cool, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds and won a local contest. and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> and in rhode island, it is official, a map discovered buried i
during the day today. the southern half of the country from arizona and california to florida, everyone is going to see a relatively dry day today. just a few spots of wet weather. as temperatures go, we're in the 50s and 60s up the eastern seaboard, 40s in the great lakes. you need a light jacket this morning. in some cases probably no jacket at all in texas. look at denver, you're even warm at 61 degrees. a few spots of rain. we have a little bit exiting new england. a few showers up here in the northern plains and a larger storm. this one will give us problems across the country. that's the next storm system we'll have to deal with. a few showers from boston to portland, eventually up there towards bangor. that will be exiting by the time the sun gets up. showers around duluth and the upper peninsula of michigan. that's about it. otherwise it looks like a nice travel day out there. breezy in the northeast and cooler yesterday. by nichb's standards it's a beautiful fall day across the country, lynn. >> we look forward to that. thanks. >>> if you have a pet we have a food recall to tel
. >>> and finally, let's go over to california where it was quite a sight. a 12,000 pound potato sculpture arrived at an 18-foot fork in the road. the photo-op was part of the idaho commission's 75th anniversary celebration. the group towed the spud out west to help promote and upcoming food drive. i say we take the show on the road, do a little photo-op. >> follow the spud. >> national weather now with bill karins. that's just our execute to get out there and travel. >> when the president's campaign is over, there will be extra buses, take those buses and go. >> brilliant. >>> good morning, everyone. as far as this morning goes, getting out the door for yourself, the one piece of news you need to know if you live in arkansas, mississippi, missouri, southern illinois, tennessee, these are areas that have a chance of seeing severe thunderstorms today. almost like a spring-like set up once again. you probably femt it in the air yesterday. it's very warm. we'll add some humidity. and when the strong cold front comes through, we'll spark the severe weather late today and there is a chance of some torn
in time for this morning's rush hour in california. the demolition job that shut down a portion of l.a.'s 405 freeway hit a snag when a column collapsed. work crews completed a major component of the four-year expansion project. >>> in kentucky, a test of strength was on display. 34 teams of 20 people battled to see who could pull a 757 cargo plane 12 feet in the fastest time. the competitors showed the money as well as some muscle. all of the teams raised money for the special olympics. >>> finally, hawaiians continued their love affair with spasm hundreds gathered to build the world's largest mosubi. the 628-pound hawaiian snack was made with loads of rice, loads of seaweed and all of that spam. the event also featured a contest where the winner downed seven of them in three minutes. time for a look at the national weather. we turn to nbc meteorologist, bill karins. spam. it's like 5:00 in the morning. >> with some wasabi sauce. the tongue twister of the morning. >> that's your favorite, isn't it? >> yeah, right. happy october 1st. >> i want august back. >> i just started stressing
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